Trichocereus Brevispinulosus "Indian Comb" Species
Cactus species Trichocereus Brevispinulosus Is a columnar cacti that grows up to 6'+ feet tall and has an average stem diameter of 4" inches. The blooms are white with light yellow to maroon colored back petals. Stem growth is dark green with 14-16 ribs and short spination. Rare in most collections, not often seen.
Specimen Size: One plant is 10" tall by 3" in diameter, and two are 8.5" tall by 2.5" in diameter.
Native to: South America
Common names; Indian Cob Cactus, Indian Comb Cactus.
Synonym(s): Echinopsis brevispinulosus, Trichocereus harrissima.
Care; Drought tolerant Trichocereus Brevispinulosus once established needs little water. You can water regularly in summer when in full active growth but little water needed in winter. Hardy to 20蚌 most locations. Grown in containers it likes rich well draining soil mix. Ground planted likes to be on a slight mound to keep water away from base in winter rains. Easy to grow!
Notes; This species is said to have mild medicinal mescaline properties. More potent varieties maybe Trichocereus panchanoi or Trichocereus bridgesii. Most all of the Trichocereus brevisinulosus in the US today are descended from a couple of cacti brought from South America in 1983 by Karl Knize.